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The Central Island branch of the Old English Car Club of British Columbia hosted the 14th annual Brits on the Beach all-British car show Sunday, July 14 at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith. Hundreds of cars such as Triumphs, Rovers, MGs and Jaguars were displayed in the park under bright, sunny skies. Included in this series of photos is John St. John with the British Bobby Restaurant in Parksville, who dressed in an authentic British police officer (or bobby)’s uniform to promote the restaurant. Here, he pretends to write a ticket for a 1962 Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA convertible owned by Alan and Mary Lou Miles of Richmond. He says the car is about the same vintage as his uniform. PHOTOS BY LINDSAY CHUNG
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War Canoe Races build community Nick Bekolay THE CHRONICLE
ey currently on offer may seem trivial, the Seymours said they plan to build the festival over the coming years into a highstakes event rivalling canoe races from half a century ago. “We were talking with an Elder or two and they were saying that in the 50s, they were getting $10 [per paddler],” Adam said. “We did the math and equated it and in today’s dollars, it would be about $140 [per person]. Eventually, that will be a goal of ours, to be able to have that amount of prize money for the canoes, and I would love to have as many canoes as we can here. That’s the goal that I strive for.” Margaret said building a sense of community is of equal importance, adding that this goal led to the introduction of races for both children and families. “Adam wanted immediate families to come together as one on a canoe, something we’d never, ever seen at any other race,” Margaret said. “So we were trying to be creative and think of something different, wondering what we could do to support many in a fun way and he thought, ‘Let’s try a family race. We have us and our own kids, so let’s see how many more out there have that.’ “But all-in-all, once everyone comes to the race, we’re all family, we’re all one community and that’s what it’s all about. It’s to bring us together just like we do in powwows. In the
Paddlers from the Stz’uminus First Nation (SFN) are digging deep in preparation for their second annual War Canoe Races Ladysmith Citizens July 20 and 21. on Patrol (LCOP) will SFN will host the celebrate community two-day race series policing volunteers at a — coordinated by volunteer appreciation Gordon’s Peacock picnic at Transfer Beach Society (GPS) — on Park next month. Uniformed and civilian Kulleet Bay with races scheduled to begin members of the RCMP at 9 a.m. Saturday. have been invited to Advance registraattend the ceremony tion will be required with their spouses and for big canoes, GPS families, alongside founders Adam and members of the Victims Margaret Seymour Assistance program said, but “for the and LCOP volunteers, small canoes, there’s an LCOP press release no need to register states. — you just have to The picnic will be be out on the water hosted at the Kinsmen when they start the Hut from 5-7 p.m. on race.” Thursday, Aug. 22, and The Seymours have the menu will include scheduled races for barbecued burgers and singles and doubles hot dogs, salad, cake in the mornings to and refreshments. coincide with the low Anyone planning on tide — low tide is set attending the picnic at 9:36 a.m. July 20 is asked to submit a and 10:25 a.m. July 21 head count to LCOP — in hopes that the co-ordinator Brian small canoes comMcLaurin no later plete their race schedthan Friday, Aug. 16 to facilitate menu planning. ule prior to high tide. Big dugout and ceContact McLaurin dar-strip canoes then by e-mail at take to the water to brianandcarroll@shaw. complete each race ca. day. The Seymours have secured thousands of dollars in prize money through a variety of sponsors, they said. Cash prizes Nanaimo’s Rhonda of $20 for first place, Heaslip, winner of $10 for second place multiple National and $5 for third will Powerlifting be awarded to indiChampionships and vidual paddlers comthe current national peting in Saturday’s and Commonwealth races while Sunday powerlifting record paddlers are being holder, is raising money offered $30 for first for the BC Children’s place, $20 for second Hospital Foundation and and $10 for third. will be in Ladysmith While the prize monthis week to raise more money and awareness. Heaslip will be at RBC Royal Bank at 527 First Ave. Friday, July 19 from 3-4 p.m. to talk about powerlifting, breaking records and why raising Staff Writer money for B.C. children is so important to her. THE CHRONICLE Heaslip’s goal is to The Nanaimo-Ladysmith School raise $15,000. District has outlined the first steps Donations for Raise in the extended public consultathe Bar for Kids can be tion process for École Davis Road made online at www. and North Oyster elementary raisethebarforkids.ca schools. and will be gratefully The school district announced accepted at Friday’s RBC last week that Donald Golob, the Royal Bank meet and professional facilitator who asgreet.
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winter, we have the Longhouse travellers, and in the summertime, we have [events like this] to keep ourselves strong.” Last year’s inaugural War Canoe Races drew a total of 250 to 300 people, Margaret said, and they hope for bigger turnouts with every passing year. Races are open to anyone hoping to compete, but gate fees of $10 per day or $15 for the weekend apply. In addition to races, a concession stand will be onsite serving tacos, fries and refreshments for sale, while a number of items will be up for bid via a silent auction. For more information on the 2013 War Canoe Races or to learn more regarding the origins of the society’s name, contact GPS co-founder Adam Seymour by email at abseymour@ hotmail.com.
Last year’s inaugural War Canoe Races attracted 250 to 300 people, and organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout at this year’s event, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, on Kulleet Bay. FILE PHOTOS
School district will ask the community to help design the next steps in its consulation process sisted with the 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan consultation process during May and June, will continue in that role for the extended consultation period for the proposed closures of École Davis Road and North Oyster Elementary schools. The school board voted on June 26 to extend the consultation process for the proposed closures of those two schools to Dec. 1.
As a first step, Golob will ask the board’s goals for a sustainrepresentatives from École Da- able model for public education in vis Road, North Oyster and the Ladysmith for the next 10 or more Ladysmith community for assis- years,” it states. tance in designing the next steps The school district expects that in the consultation process, ac- planning for the consultation procording to a press release from the cess will get underway in late Auschool district. gust or early September. “For this phase of the consultaFor more information about the tion process, the board is inter- school district’s 10-Year Enhanced ested in narrowing in on what are Facilities for Learning Plan, visit viable options that would meet www.sd68.bc.ca.
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continued riding in the society’s about 121 kilometres per day, fundraisers and a few years lat- the ride can at times be grueler, Cox began organizing longer ling, said Cox, but he hopes that rides of his own. This was his by putting his all into it, he’ll inthird solo journey in support of spire people to donate. the MS Society. “It makes you realize just how “The hardest part is the hills. fortunate we really are. We The mental part, the ‘gotta keep have full faculties, we have mogoing’ is not so bad,” said Cox, bility; we should do something who carries all of his own gear for other people.” and food and camps along the Cox stopped in Ladysmith on way on the week-long trip. His the first day of his ride, June bicycle weighs 28 pounds and 28. Immediately following his his gear about another 45. solo trip, he joined friends and The only thing Cox must get colleagues for the July 6-7 MS along the way is water — and South and Central Vancouver Subscribe to lots of it. He sips anSubscribe electrolyte Island 160-kilometre ridetoto and water solution throughout raise even more money. the day to stay hydrated and As of July250-245-2277 15, Cox had raised 250-245-2277 snacks regularly, but he has to Includes $5,360. Every penny goes Includes to the $ absorbsonlineany $ online be careful not to overindulge MS Society; Cox access access while on the road. Averaging costs associated with the ride.
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Colwood’s David Cox braved the hot weather early this month to ride his bicycle up the Island to Port Hardy then back down to Victoria and home to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The 1,000-kilometre solo journey is Cox’s third for the organization, which funds research and care for people living with MS. One of those people is Cox’s niece, Leslie, who was diagnosed in her 30s and now depends entirely on a wheelchair for her mobility. “At the beginning, she was told by her neurologist, ‘You’re fine, you’re walking. Come see me in six months,’” said Cox. “Six months later, she was in [the intensive care unit], then in a wheelchair. It really opened my eyes to the effects of disabilities.” MS is an incurable neurological disease that can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. It is most often diagnosed in young adults, and Canada has one of the highest rates of the disease in the world. Already an avid cycler when his niece was diagnosed, Cox began pouring his energy into fundraising rides for the MS Society. When he moved to the Island from Ontario in 2005, he
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Sharing the good news about Purple Martins Lindsay Chung the chronicle
The Purple Martin population in B.C. continues to grow, and it’s time to celebrate. Wear something purple on Sunday, July 21 and join the BC Purple Martin Stewardship and Recovery Program at its ninth annual open house from 3-5 p.m. at the Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina. The Western Purple Martin is a Species At Risk in B.C., and the population in B.C. has increased from five breeding pairs in 1985 to about 800 nesting pairs in 2012, mainly as a result of nest boxes built, installed and maintained by volunteers. The warm dry summer last year and a plentiful supply of flying insects resulted in the martins successfully raising more than 2,800 young, which is a significant increase over recent years, according to a press release. “Although the final count for 2013 is not yet available, there has been an exceptional return of first-year birds (subadults) this year. Many small- to medium-sized Central Island colonies are again fully occupied, and some are overflowing, which is very exciting to see,” said program biologist Bruce Cousens. “The martin colony at the LMS Marina is the largest on Vancouver Island, and we’re expecting over 60 pairs this year.” The Purple Martin population in B.C. had fallen to being almost non-existent by the late 1980s because the birds were losing their natural nesting habitat,
explained Charlene Then came a few Lee, administrator years where the weathof the Georgia Basin er in June was pretty Ecological Assess- poor, and there was ment and Restoration one year where the Society (GBEARS) population numbers in Nanaimo, which went down, noted Lee. co-ordinates the BC “The last couple of Purple Martin Stew- years, although the ardship and Recovery summers haven’t been Program. great, they’ve been “People at that time good enough that the noticed there were numbers are back up,” some Purple Martins she said. nesting in woodpecker During Sunday’s open cavities in old pilings house, visitors will be in Cowichan Bay and able to watch adults Victoria Harbour,” she feeding nestlings, The Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina is home to the largest Purple Martin colony on Vansaid. learn more about the couver island, and this Sunday (July 21), visitors will have a chance to learn all about it during the BC A group of people conservation of Pur- Purple Martin Stewardship and Recovery Program’s annual open house. File Photo from the provincial ple Martins at the disgovernment and natu- plays and hear stories ralists started building about Purple Martin nest boxes and putting activities around the them up in these areas Strait of Georgia and hoping that the birds other parts of Canada. would take to the nest Martin nestlings will boxes and have babies, be banded during the and then they started open house at 4 p.m. putting up boxes at a Light refreshments few other locations, and the famous purexplained Lee. ple (blueberry) milkNow, there are Pur- shakes will be served ple Martin nesting box- while quantities last. es at 70 marine piling The open house is areas and 20 freshwa- an education outreach ter sites from Victoria and a celebration, exto Campbell River on plained Lee. the east side of Van- “We have a lot of peocouver Island and also ple we see when we’re in Powell River, Sech- at our nest box coloelt and Vancouver and nies who ask a lot of the Lower Mainland. really good questions “It took quite a few about Purple Martins years before the num- and what we’re doing, bers picked up, but and we try to have one there’s been a slow day during the season and steady increase in so we can say ‘come the population,” said visit us and see what Lee. “In 2003, 2004 and we’re doing,’” she said. 2005, we had really “We also make it a celgood summer weather. ebration of how well Purple Martins feed on Purple Martins are dolarge insects like drag- ing and try to get peoonflies, beetles, moths ple enthusiastic about and flying ants, and the program.” when the weather is Lee says there are really good, they have usually 75 to 100 peoa lot of food and they ple at the open house, lay a lot of eggs. The and many people bring weather stayed good, their children. and they were able “We have actual bandto feed their babies. ing going on, so they From 2003 to 2006, can see and actually the population tripled hold a baby bird — from 200 pairs to 600 that’s pretty special for pairs.” children,” she said.
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Tough laws reduce road deaths
“But all-in-all, once everyone comes to the race, we’re all family, we’re all one community and that’s what it’s all about.” Margaret Seymour, Page 3
ften we hear people complaining about the justice system, how our laws are ineffective, lax or cumbersome. Often they are right. But sometimes a law comes along that really creates substantial change in society, and rightfully deserves recognition for helping to protect citizens of all stripes. Such is the case with B.C.’s drinking and driving legislation, which is among the toughest in the country. Statistics on the first 30 months of the province’s immediate roadside prohibition program indicate the drinking and driving death toll has been cut in half. That equates to 143 lives saved. Think of the ripple effects — that’s 143 families that have not been ripped apart by tragedy. That’s 286 parents who have not lost their son or daughter. That’s countless family and friends who are not in mourning. That’s 143 fewer impaired drivers that must wind their way, at taxpayers’ expense, through the justice system. Not only has the B.C. program proven successful in their province, results like these are making it harder for other jurisdictions to ignore. It’s pretty hard to reject a policy that has kept 143 additional people alive. Other Canadian provinces are now looking at similar laws, and would, hopefully, also see their impaired driving fatality rates cut in half. This confirms that more British Columbians are taking the law seriously and ensuring they are sober when behind the wheel. That’s real justice. —Campbell River Mirror
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by Tom Fletcher
remier Christy Clark didn’t win a seat in time to join her 48 fellow B.C. Liberal MLAs in the legislature for the summer session she ordered up. By the time the byelection in Westside-Kelowna is certified by Elections B.C., Clark will be off to Niagaraon-the-Lake, Ont. to meet with her fellow premiers in what is now loftily called the Council of the Federation. These gatherings used to be called First Ministers’ Conferences, and there was a set ritual, largely designed for the consumption of network television. Provincial premiers ganged up on the prime minister to demand federal “funding” for every conceivable need, just as municipal leaders get together each year to present their demands to the B.C. government. Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended the show, declining to play the role of villain in this bit of political
summer stock theatre, and it’s unlikely that any future national leader would reverse this prudent decision. The result, at least among western premiers, has been a quieter, more pragmatic effort to work together, rather than clumsy attempts to play a shell game with taxpayers’ pockets. The public got tired of this routine some time ago. I don’t need a poll to tell me this is one of the reasons for the decline in voter participation and engagement in issues. Today, politicians frequently remind themselves out loud that there is “only one taxpayer” supporting the squabbling layers of this over-governed country. And yet, the same mistake keeps being made over and over by opposition politicians, and dutifully reported by the news media. The notion that all problems can and should be solved by “more government funding” is now so engrained in our education system that it seems inescapable. One of the NDP’s big “got-
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care facilities, which are contracted by the health authority. Operators charge as they see fit for maintenance, disinfection and replacement of this equipment, for patients who don’t own their own chairs. In September, a $25 fee is to be extended to the few facilities still directly run by Fraser Health, which have aging equipment and no fees. In all facilities, the fee is waived for those who can’t afford it. It would be useful for our politicians to frankly discuss the trend towards contracted health services, and the role of user fees in forcing people to take more responsibility for maintaining their own health. But that is not what happens. The narrative of dumping frail, impoverished seniors from their wheelchairs has no relationship to reality, but it’s how post-modern political theatre is done. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press newspapers.
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cha” items last week was the failure of the B.C. government to buy the latest sonar technology to locate and recover the bodies of people who have drowned in one of our thousands of lakes and rivers. As with the health-care system, as soon as something is invented, some assume a right to it, regardless of cost. Another big opposition target was the province’s failure to buy up remote properties in the Kootenays that have been discovered to be at high risk of further landslides such as the one that swept through a year ago. The question of limits for protecting people who choose to build homes in risky locations seldom comes up in our politicalmedia theatre. What the opposition has dubbed “Christy Clark’s wheelchair tax” is another case in point. A Fraser Health Authority official patiently explained what was really going on here. An average $35 monthly rent for wheelchairs is charged at the majority of
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Editor: The provincial government has announced it will allow smart meter refusers to opt out. But didn’t BC Hydro say their ’smart’ grid would only work properly if everyone accepted a smart meter? How many other weasel words is BC Hydro guilty of? The proposed opt out is dubious on several levels. I salute the many people of this district who made the decision to fight to keep their old meters. Stick to your guns. Jim Stachow North Oyster
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Duck Paterson sent us this photo of Ladysmith Kinsmen Club members and members of the Ladysmith Secondary School boys’ rugby team, as well as other volunteers, who came out June 15 to repaint the Kinsmen Adventure Playground at Transfer Beach. “It was a beautiful day, and the support from the LSS boys’ rugby team was a HUGE boost to get this really big project off the ground and done,” said Paterson, who thanked A&W for supplying lunch for the entire workparty and Safeway for donating cases of water for the volunteers. If you have any photos you would like to share with us, please send them to email@example.com.
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The Ladysmith Legion — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 — swore in its new executive Sunday, June 30, said Diane West, the Legion’s new office manager. Gary Phillips succeeded Roy Empey as president, while Kevin O’Neill and Douglas Hawkins stepped into their respective roles as First and Second Vice-Presidents.
Karen Graczyk was named as the new executive council, adding that Legion’s new Poppy Chair, Naomi they’re focusing on “helping out the Nakahara was sworn is as Service Of- community and our Vets.” ficer, and Jeanne Seney was selected In other Legion-related news, two as branch’s new Sergeant at Arms. executive members of the Ladies Rounding out the Legion’s execu- Auxiliary were awarded Queen Elizative are Jim Parks, Barb Martin, Vio- beth II Diamond Jubilee Medals May let Mortenson and Corinne Lauder, 26. supervisor of the Legion’s youth proPresident Loretta Schoonarts and gram. Secretary-Treasurer Irene Telford reWest said there have been no ma- ceived their medals at a conference jor changes to the Legion’s programs hosted by BC-Yukon Command in or priorities under the guidance of a Whistler, B.C., Telford said.
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Little Theatre plans summer run inspired by old-time radio Nick Bekolay
do two performanc- know what you’re does, one for one coast ing, but what you’re and one for the other doing is trying to figLadysmith Little coast because they ure out how to make some noise.” Theatre (LLT) is delv- had to do them live.” Radio plays would Lawrence and the ing into something new this summer be performed live LLT Radio Troupe will with a pair of shows for studio audiences, employ their knack dating back to the Lawrence said, while for noise to create an sound effects engi- eery soundscape for golden age of radio. The LLT Radio neers used props of Philip Marlowe as he Troupe’s summer se- various sorts to mim- investigates “a case ries, Theatre of the ic doors creaking or of libel that quickly Mind, features The someone sneaking up turns to intrigue, murder and possible Adventures of Phil- a back stairwell. And it’s that experi- romance” and the coip Marlowe — The Green Flame, a gritty ence the LLT Radio medic backdrop for crime drama revolv- Troupe hopes to rec- Fibber McGee’s merry, misguided musical ing around a “hardforay. boiled” detective, and LLT’s special blend Jennifer Hodi, left, will play the role of a sultry redhead opposite Josee Duffhues (ghostwriter Dodi WhitFibber McGee and of murder and mys- mar) in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe — The Green Flame when Ladysmith Little Theatre Molly — Piano LesPHOTO BY NICK BEKOLAY tery with a side of premieres its tribute to old-time radio July 20. sons, a light-hearted slapstick comedy is comedy about an asDuring the 30s “for contrast,” Lawpiring pianist with no and the 40s, 80 rence added. musical talent whatper cent of peoThe LLT Radio soever. ple had radios Troupe is scheduled Gale Lawrence, to perform its debut LLT’s apprentice proand listened to production on a matducer and sound efthem daily. inee-only basis on fects manager, said Gale Lawrence, Saturday and Sunday Theatre of the Mind is The Nanaimo & District afternoons from July designed to mimic the Sound Manager Hospital Foundation needs 20 through August 11. live radio broadcasts Doors will open at 1 of the 30s and 40s. your help to purchase a p.m. prior to a 2 p.m. “Basically, the golden Bioness System. show featuring comage of radio was in plimentary ice cream the 30s and the 40s The Bioness System is a sundaes. and into the early state-of-the-art Functional Tickets are avail50s,” Lawrence said. able at the door for “During the 30s and reate, Lawrence said. Electrical Stimulation (FES) “One of the things $10, with one child the 40s, 80 per cent of system used in Rehabilitation people had radios and that I’ve enjoyed under the age of 12 therapy that uses mild listened to them daily, while working on admitted free with this show is trying to each paid adult adso it was a big deal. stimulation of nerves and “Apparently, until the figure out how to get mission. muscles to help people with Individual tickets late 40s, all of these certain effects,” Lawplays were broadcast rence said. “Trying to will not be sold in adfoot drop regain a more live because the re- to get the right kind of vance, Lawrence said, natural walking pattern. cording equipment crashing sound takes but groups of four or wasn’t of a good quite a bit of creativ- more will be able to reserve “part or all enough quality for ity.” $37,190 each “One of my favourite of a table” by calling them to record and edit — it wasn’t until things to do in the Lawrence at 250-924Lawrence 6667. the late 40s that the world,” For more informaequipment got good added, “is to go down 102-1801 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1 250-755-7690 enough for them to to a thrift store or a tion on the LLT Radio pre-record and edit. garage sale and wan- Troupe, visit LLT’s And so for some der around tapping on website at http://lady Donate Securely online at www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com shows, they would things. People don’t smiththeatre.ca/. THE CHRONICLE
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Chainsaw fitting (left): Greg Smith helps position a water tank into its bracket by carving out a better fit for it during the reinstallation of Ladysmith’s steam donkey display on Transfer Beach Boulevard Thursday, July 11, as Dave Newman from Gorosh Cranes looks on. Staff from Ladysmith Parks replaced the rotting logs on which the steam donkey rests before reassembling it. To complete the refurbishing process, the 70,000-pound rig will be pressure washed and repainted this week, parks supervisor Glen Britton said. Pulley placement (right): Dave Newman from Gorosh Cranes — at right — assists Ladysmith Parks staffers Greg Smith and Neil Bouma as they position a 2,000-pound pulley into place at the town’s steam donkey display Thursday, July 11. Photos by Teresa McKinley
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A monument to Ladysmith’s longstanding relationship with logging and forestry is in the process of receiving a major facelift this summer. Finishing touches will be put on the Town’s refurbished steam donkey exhibit — located on Transfer Beach Boulevard — later this week, said Ladysmith Parks supervisor Glen Britton. The 61,000-pound steam engine, once used to lift and load logs onto trucks, and its 4,500-pound water tank were disassembled earlier this month, Britton said. The rotten hemlock logs on which it sat were then carted off by Aljaq Contracting Ltd., Britton said, and replaced with new Douglas fir logs sold to the Town at cost by Larry Spencer and Probyn Log Ltd. The steam engine, its water tank and a 2,000-pound pulley were hoisted back into place Thursday, July 11, as a small crowd of onlookers watched. Britton said the steam donkey will now be pressure washed before “Harry Blackstaff and friends” repaint it Wednesday, July 17. New bark mulch donated by Paul Can will then be spread around the exhibit to cap off the renovations, Britton added. The work has been a collaborative effort, Britton said, adding that “everybody’s giving a little bit of something — they’re
not giving lots, but they’re helping.” Britton thanked Walker’s Saw Shop in Nanaimo for donating the use of a chainsaw for two weeks, and he credited both Jack James and the Port Alberni Industrial Heritage Society (PAIHS) for helping guide them through the process. “We used the PAIHS as a consultant, but we used mainly Jack [James],” Britton said. “Jack came down three times to oversee things and to point his finger at us and tell us everything we were doing right or wrong.” Completing the lion’s share of the labour were Greg Smith and Neil Bouma, two Town of Ladysmith employees. “They took a real, personal interest in it and did a great job,” Britton said. Regarding the mammoth machine’s origins, Britton said it was manufactured by the Tyee Company in Vancouver, but its date of origin remains a mystery. “I’m assuming it was [made] in the 20s,” Britton added, “but even the PAIHS couldn’t tell me.” Britton credited those responsible for the original installation of the exhibit for having “done a great job,” adding that it was unfortunate they couldn’t be located to assist with the renoavations. Ladysmith’s steam donkey exhibit is located at the intersection of Transfer Beach Boulevard and Oyster Bay Drive.
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Ladysmith youth can take part in School of Rock this August Lindsay Chung
music in Ladysmith,” he said. “What a great opportunity for kids to play and to get excited to play.” Each School of Rock session is a five-day course Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LSS with a 45-minute lunch break. Students will be required to bring their own meals and drinks. Each student will also be required to bring their own instruments and amplifiers. Drums may be provided. There will be room for a maximum of six instrumentalists per group and three singers. The cost is $175 per student (prorated $140 for the week of Aug. 6-9). Groups will be divided into age categories. Group 1 (10-12 years old) runs from Aug. 6-9, while Group 2 (1315 years old) runs Aug. 12-16, and Group 3 (16 to 18 years old) runs from Aug. 19-23. A mini concert will be held on the last day of the camp. Participants are required to have a minimum of one year previous experience playing an instrument. Learning how to play music with others and gaining a real understanding of what it takes to contribute and be a part of a band is one of the biggest benefits of participating in a program like School of Rock, according to Atkinson and Alsop. “That’s where you really learn about music, when you learn how to play with other people,” said Atkinson. “You learn how to think on your feet a lot, which forces you to have a better understanding of your instrument because you have to be
Ladysmith youth are being offered a chance to find their inner rock star this summer during week-long Ladysmith School of Rock sessions. In August, youth aged 10-18 can learn to play in a band during the week-long sessions and even put on a mini concert for family and friends. Odds guitarist Murray Atkinson and Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS) band teacher Rod Alsop will mentor band members on how to play together as a band. If you play guitar, keyboard (piano/organ), drums or bass, or sing, you are welcome to join. Atkinson has taught School of Rock programs in Vancouver for about seven years, and he is excited to bring it to his hometown. “It’s always a blast for the kids to have that opportunity, and why leave those opportunities only in the big cities,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of talent in town. You give the kids the opportunity, and they can amaze you. I think a lot of times, that’s the difference — if the opportunities are there or not. There was nothing like this when I was a teenager growing up in Ladysmith, but if there was, I would have jumped on it.” When he was thinking about holding a School of Rock in Ladysmith and was looking for a location, Atkinson approached Alsop about hosting the sessions at the school, and Alsop was quick to get on board. “I just want to support
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time; it kind of sinks in, and they realize the excitement and the benefits of playing with a group of people.” Alsop says he is most looking forward to hearing music during the School of Rock sessions. “I love playing music with kids, and to be able to do it with someone who brings in a different flavour and different set of experience will be fun,” he said of teaching with Atkinson. “I’ll learn too.” For more information, contact Atkinson at 250-924-8502 or look for “School of Rock — Ladysmith” on Facebook.
Murray Atkinson (left) and Rod Alsop are presenting three School of Rock sessions for youth aged 10 to 18 in Ladysmith this August. Photo by Lindsay Chung
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Nanaimo Concert Band will entertain this Sunday Expect big band, showtunes and much more during Concerts in the Park at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre Staff Writer the chronicle
This week’s edition of Ladysmith Concerts in the Park features big band, showtunes, and marches when the Nanaimo Concert Band comes to the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre. The Nanaimo Concert Band, known as the oldest continuous community band in Canada, was established in 1872. Today, the band features more than 55
members, representing a wide range of ages and walks of life. The band is recognized in the musical community as one of the finest such groups in the country, according to its website. “The Nanaimo Concert Band has won numerous awards over the years, has been admired by other community bands with which it has shared musical appearances, and has attracted some of the
most experienced music directors in the country,” it states. The Nanaimo Concert Band performs Sunday night at 6 p.m. at Transfer Beach as the third installment of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association’s Concerts in the Park series. Admission to the concert is by donation, and volunteers circulate through the audience during the performance to collect. All donation money is earmarked to help offset the costs of the Resource Centre’s many programs, allowing area residents to participate in the programs at no cost. For more information about the Concerts in the Park series, including a list of upcoming performers, visit www.lrca.bc.ca/ concerts.asp.
Courtenay singer-songwriter Joey Clarkson is bringing her five-piece rock band, Joey and the Boom-ers, to ArtBeat this Friday night (July 19). Also performing will be buskers Dave Young and Friends, and singersongwriter JoHanna Knight. Photo Submitted
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July 19. Festivalgoers are encouraged to disguise themselves as zombies, vampires or ghosts before venturing downtown for a haunting good time, states an ArtBeat press release. Spooksville Night will feature busking performances by Dave Young and Friends and singer-songwriter JoHanna Knight. Headlining the evening will be Joey and the Boom-ers, “a five-piece rock band fronted by award-winning singer-songwriter Joey Clarkson.” Following the horrorthemed Spooksville Night will be a “Show Your Colours” event July 26, a chance for Chemainiacs to celebrate their ancestral country of origin by wielding flags or donning traditional clothing. Show Your Colours will feature “full-throttle” bluegrass from Vancouver’s 5 On a String. Alongside musical
performances, ArtBeat visitors can look forward to meeting “remarkably talented artists” including doll makers the African AIDS Angels, potter Peggy Grigor, jeweller Sheila Flynn and photographer Nancy Morgantini. The public is also invited to take a guided tour of the St. Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, one of the oldest buildings in Chemainus, and enjoy the recently refurbished stained glass windows. For more information on ArtBeat, visit http:// artbeatchemainus.com. ArtBeat is open to artists residing on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. To apply, download the Call For Artists online or contact Peggy at peggy@ thepotterystore.ca. Musicians and performers who are interested in busking or performing at ArtBeat can contact Kathy at kathywachs2@gmail. com.
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Chemainus Secondary grad already has his foot in the door with L.A. editing company Ashley Degraaf
“They contacted me,” he said. in a row. “And that was very cool.” This year, he also took home Black Press On top of his side-gig, Eck- a volunteer award on top of Not many high school stu- ert-Johnson, who was adopt- one for metalwork. He’s often helping school dents can say they work for a ed from Russia when he was Los Angeles-based entertain- just two years old, is known staff and students with comaround the school for his puter glitches, as well as crement editing company. ating posters for school funcChemainus Secondary grad tions. Eli Eckert-Johnson can. And he’s been instrumental The 18-year-old has been in the secondary school’s creworking for Machinima, a preative layout for its latest yearmier online entrainment netbook. work, for about four years. Eckert-Johnson credits past “It’s a lot of work, but it’s defiLadysmith teachers Mr. Norman and Mr. nitely the realm of the editing 10% Shift Wall for motivation in getting world,” Eckert-Johnson said, www.tenpercentshift.ca him involved in computer noting he’s worked on poputechnology, graphic arts and lar first-person shooter game editing. Halo. He’s also mastered Adobe Editing work, which he manPhotoshop and recently ages on top of school studies, showed off favourite edited can often take a good couple images in a slideshow with a weeks, at least three to four number of other accomplishhours, depending on the task. ments at the district scholarEli Eckert-Johnson Contracts see him using realships judging session. time 3D computer graphics CSS grad He plans on commuting to rendering engines to create Nanaimo come September cinematic productions, which to study in Vancouver Island are then used for things like University’s four-year digital game intros or demos. media program. “It’s just like I’m the director, “Studies have shown there but the director of the charare a lot of options for careers acters in the video game,” he if you take this program,” he said. Ladysmithwas scouted brains on computer technol- said. “I would really like one Eckert-Johnson Shift through his ogy programs. day to be the guy in the back out 10% by Michinima He was awarded the school’s of a movie set, editing a major work, which he shares on Youwww.tenpercentshift.ca technology award three years motion picture.” Tube.
It’s just like I’m the director, but the director of the characters in the video game.
Eli Eckert-Johnson, who graduated from Chemainus Secondary School this June, details the creative process behind the promotional videos he produces for Machinima — a Los Angeles-based company dedicated to promoting games to gamers — with visiting judges at CSS Friday, May 31. Eckert-Johnson and a dozen CSS classmates discussed their hobbies and passions with the judges in hopes of winning one of 57 $1000 scholarships available to graduating students at secondary schools in the Cowichan Valley School District. Photo by Nick Bekolay
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Knelson nets six golds, one silver on road to National Championship Nick Bekolay
In top photo, Kate Surguire, the second-place female finisher in the short-course race, completes the July 7 GutBuster race. Above, a group of runners make it look easy. PHOTOS BY LINDSAY CHUNG
Busting a gut Lindsay Chung
who was eighth overall with a time of 1:24. THE CHRONICLE In the short course, In the fourth race Clay Ward ran the nine of the GutBuster kilometres in 41:06 to Trail Running Series, finish first, followed by Shawn Nelson ran Damian Allen (42:50) the 16-kilometre race and Andrew Henderthrough the Holland son (42:22). The top Creek Trail July 7 to female was Kaylee claim the long-course Beales, whose time of victory in a time of 46:11 gave her a seventh overall finish. 1:09:52. One hundred and 34 He was followed by Shane Ruljan- people took part in the cich, who finished in long- and short-course 1:14:22. Royd Burkart races. This was the third was just over a minute behind in third with year the GutBuster sea time of 1:15:43. The ries came to Ladysmith. For more, visit www. first female finisher was Claire Morgan, gutbustertrailrun.com.
Faith Knelson returned from the 2013 Swim BC AAA Long Course Championships July 7 laden with gold and silver. The 11-year-old phenom competed in a total of seven events at the provincial long course championships — hosted at the UBC Aquatic Centre in Vancouver July 4-7 — earning herself six gold medals, one silver medal, two meet records and six Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas Swim Club records in the process. Knelson propelled herself to first-place finishes in the Female 11-and-Under category in 50 and 100 Freestyle, 100 and 200 Breast, 100 Fly and 200 IM while earning herself a lone silver in 100 Back. Knelson’s time of 28.84 in 50 Free and her 1:17.33 performance in 100 Breast earned her two BC AAA Championships records in addition to six new Orcas’ club records for girls aged 11-12. Prior to her AAA Championships performance, Knelson earned herself a total of nine medals at the Vancouver Island Regional Long Course Championships June 7-9 in Saanich. Knelson led the Orcas with six gold, two silver and one bronze medal, while Orcas teammate Shane Valic,
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12, earned a bronze medal in 100 Breast. Knelson and Valic’s teammates Courtney Chanin, 15, and Pamela Little, 13, shaved time off personal bests in every single event they competed in. Meanwhile, Chanin earned her first AA qualifying time in 50 Free as teammate Noah Herle, 11, surpassed the AA threshold in both 50 and 100 Free. Chanin was unable to attend the Swim BC AA Championships in Saanich June 21-23, Orcas coach Dusan Toth-Szabo said, leaving Herle and Valic as the Orcas’ sole representatives at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Valic competed in four events, earning himself a silver medal in 100 Fly, while Herle earned himself a personal best in 100 Breast — one of five events he competed in. While Valic and Herle were competing in Saanich, the Orcas’ youngest club members wrapped up their season at the June Jamboree 2013 at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Orcas coach Aisha Alsop and 10 Orcas swimmers competed in the one-day meet June 22 that saw a handful of the club’s youngest swimmers compete for the first time, while more seasoned club members
Ladysmith’s Faith Knelson earned six golds and one silver while competing at the 2013 Swim BC AAA Long Course Championships in Vancouver July 4-7. Knelson, 11, visits Montreal later this month for the Canadian Age Group Championships. She said she was “nervous” but “confident” she would medal in at least two of her eight events. PHOTO BY NICK BEKOLAY experimented with events they rarely swim in competition. “It was another fun, exciting meet,” Alsop said. With the exception of Knelson, the Orcas have wrapped up their 2012-13 swim season and won’t return to the pool until Sept. 9, Alsop said. Knelson is scheduled to compete at the
Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal July 24-29 where she’ll compete in the 12-and-Under age group rather than as an 11-year-old. Being a year younger than most of her competition places Knelson at a slight disadvantage, but that hasn’t stopped the Orcas’ lone nationallyranked swimmer from
qualifying for a total of eight events. Knelson — currently ranked second overall for 12-and-Under in 50 and 100 Breast and sixth in 50 Free — said she’s “nervous, excited, confident and hoping to win a couple of golds.” “And if I step it up a notch, I might medal in 200 Breast,” Knelson added.
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Question of the week: What are your thoughts on School District 68’s proposal to relocate Grade 7 students from Ladysmith Intermediate and École Davis Road to Ladysmith Secondary School beginning in September 2014?
Kennedy Heyes Ladysmith
“I think they’ll be exposed to stuff that we’re doing. We use a lot of profanity so they’ll be exposed to that and to what we do in general. They’ll have a different childhood than what we had and they’re going to grow up faster.”
Kennedy Smith Ladysmith
Seth Boisvert Ladysmith
“I think it’s unfair to “I think it would be a them. It’s like taking good idea. It would away the rest of their make it easier for the childhood [by] putting Grade 7s to transithem in with older tion [to high school] kids. They’re going to and they would make get exposed to a lot of friends before they different things earlier, move into Grade 8 so like drugs and stuff.” that they know people *Heyes and Smith begin up there first.” Grade 11 at LSS in *Boisvert begins Grade September. 7 at EDR in September.
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Rosemary Hayes Ladysmith
“I disagree. They’re younger and they’re not really familiar with the high school ‘turf.’ They could be in trouble with getting bullied and stuff like that. There’s trouble there. I don’t think it’s fair to them.”
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• Congratulations to Ladysmith potter Mary Fox, who is being featured in the June/July issue of Homes & Living magazine, which is on newsstands right now. As well, Fox was recently invited to show her work at the new Robert Bateman Gallery Centre in Victoria, and she will be participating in the TD Art Gallery PaintIn this Saturday (July 20), Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor visual art event. • Sid Johnson is back in Ladysmith this summer, and he’s performing a handful of shows with Lena Birtwistle! They play this Saturday (July 20) at 7 p.m. at In the Beantime Café. Tickets are $10 or $25 for dinner and the show and are available at the café. Johnson and Birtwistle will also perform Monday, July 29 at the Dinghy Dock Pub in Nanaimo at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include the ferry to Protection Island.
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